Are you ready?! We can barely contain our excitement…
We are proud to announce that this year’s 9th Annual Walkathon, that was once again run completely virtual, has raised a RECORD BREAKING $133,000 and counting!!! That’s right…
Walkathon Week took place from June 20th-26th with 118 registrants, 30 teams and all their furry companions! They championed the Georgian Triangle Humane Society by walking, hiking, biking, swimming, running, and some participants even opted to kayak, hold their own yoga-thon and eat cat food ( YES someone pledged to eat cat food if they reached their goal!). We are so inspired by all of your creativity and feeling overwhelmingly thankful for this incredible gift of $133,000 that is critically needed to support and change lives.
Thank you to all of our registrants, donors, event sponsors, and cheerleaders. Without any government funding, we rely on fundraising events like Walkathon to provide innovative, accessible programs and compassionate services to the pets and people of our community.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TOP FUNDRAISERS!!
|Top Individuals||Top Teams|
|1. Monika Merz||$13,719.37||1. Cats Walk Too||$13,919|
|2. Teri Band||$9,505||2. Teri and Sheila’s Walking Adventure||$11,125|
|3. Daniel McAreavey||$5,375||3. Four Legged and Fabulous||$7,250|
|4. Barbara Foster||$5,150||4. Team WALK FUR PAWS||$3,900|
|5. Janet Saddler||$4,000||5. Team Drynan||$3,000|
|6. Elizabeth Parker||$3,200||6. The Reichel Family Fundraiser!||$1,175|
|7.Cheryl Drynan||$3,000||7. BDO Collingwood||$1,155.00|
|8. Lynne Seawright||$2,800||8. Meowmeow||$1,015|
|9. Diana Wiszniewska||$2,690||9. Tatham Trotters||$895|
|10. Wendy Williams||$1,850||10. CNC Pet Sitters||$890|
|Top Youth Fundraisers|
|1. Addison & Bronwyn Maybin||$1,150|
|2. Charlotte Ross||$1,125|
|3. Cadence Aubin||$890|
|4. Evelyn Hutchesson||$740|
|5. Ever and Eisley Murray||$700|
Also, Congratulations to THREE of our long term residents who were all adopted during Walkathon Week! Special paws kitty KAHONI, Special Paws dog ROSIE and Underdog WHYBIE all found their furever homes! Quite serendipitous that they were adopted in the thick of Walkathon Week!
How does over $130,000+ impact our essential programs and services?
$130,000 = 5,200 microchips that help lost and found pets reunite with their loving owners
$130,000 = 6,500 rabies vaccines that help keep pets safe
$130,000 = over 350 financially-limited pet owners helped through Emergency Medical Assistance
$130,000 = 2,000 spay/neuter surgeries that help control pet overpopulation
This year’s Walkathon is brought to you by an amazing group of animal lovers, advocates and fundraisers. Thank you to our formidable Event Committee for your creativity, integrity and passion. We are FUREVER thankful for you!
WALKATHON EVENT COMMITTEE
Joanne Brown | Barbara Foster | Andrea Foy | Valerie Green | Jaclyn Jones | Abigail Krogman | Leslie Lewis | Daniel McAreavey | Monika Merz| Kate Pettersen| Sonya Reichel | Diana Wiszniewska | Jen Worrall
Thank you to our amazing Event Sponsors for championing this event!
Huronia Alarm & Fire Security Inc.
Barriston Law | Boehringer Ingelheim | Ontario SPCA & Humane Society | Sensor Technology Ltd.
Christine Smith – Royal LePage Locations North | Mullin’s Pet Market | Municipality of Meaford |Nestle Purina Canada
Collingwood Today | 97.7 Max FM
Baker Tilly | Barrk Bowls | Blue Mountain Pet Treats | Brick House Home Inspection Services | Buff-It Detailing Collingwood | Cindy Lewis and Associates | Coast to Coast Plumbing | Collingwood Dental Centre | Collingwood Flowers and Home Decor | Collingwood Home Hardware Building Centre | Comfort Keepers Georgian Triangle | Dean’s Carpet One | Dogs @ Blue | Eagles Weed Control | EyezOn Corporation | Garnet Pratt, Engel and Volkers | Georgian Shores Dental | Georgian Granite Works | Gotcha! Photo Studio | Optim Air Sheet Metal Co. | Robinson’s Paint Collingwood | Scotia Wealth Management Group – The Tucker Wilson Group | See Sawyer Run | Tatham Engineering Ltd. | Thornbury Bakery Cafe | WSP
Collingwood Olive Oil Co. | Gotha! Photo Studio | Ravenna Country Market | The Farmer’s House Vacation Rental | The Roost Wine Company
2021 WALKATHON REGISTRANTS
Abigail Krogman | Addison and Bronwyn Maybin | Adrienne Thorp | Alexandra Tsakiris | Alysse and Andrew Overholt | Andrea Foy | Andrea Piitz | Anick Amaro | Ann Mitchell | Anna Schuett | Anne Tong | Ashley Kulchycki | Ayrlea Manchester | Baker Tilly | Barbara Foster | BDO Canada LLP | Brenda Bedford | Cadence Aubin | Caitlin Reid | Cari Richter | Cathie MacPherson | Cathy Bernaerts | Charlotte Ross | Cheryl Drynan | Chris Grolla | Clodagh Scannell | Collingwood Home Hardware Business Centre | Comfort Keepers Georgian Triangle | Courtney Shaw | Crimson Barker-LaPenna | Dan Hurley | Daniel McAreavey | Darcy and Ian MacLeod | David Lawton | Diana Wiszniewska | Elizabeth Parker | Erin Tuckey | Eve Krogman | Evelyn Hutchesson | Ever and Eisley Murray | Evie Oakey | Gabriella Walden-Thompson | Gillian House | Glenda Green | Hannah Fudge | Heather Johnston | Helen Montgomery | Huronia Alarm and Fire Security Inc. | Ian Chadwick | Jaclyn Jones | Janet Saddler | Janina Lapp | Jay Anstey | Jeff Akitt | Jen Worrall | Jennifer Golletz | Jenny Haines | Jenny Wickens | Jessica Molter | Joanne Brown | Jodie Hawker | Jodie Kerr | Jody Krann | Joshua Heggenstaller | Julie Davis | Kait Murray | Kanako Young | Karen Marsh | Kate Pettersen | Kellie Casey | Kelly Glass | Kevin Swanborough | Kim Yestal | Kristine Kreutzweiser | Lauren Parr | Leslie Lewis | Lesya McQueen | Lindsay Robinson | Lisa Meadow | Lynne Seawright | Maggie Dawn | Margo Boyd | Meaghan Stoneburgh | Melissa Shaw | Michael Miller | Miranda Brown | Molly Freedman | Monika Merz | Nancy Hutchison | Patricia Humphreys | Patty Mitchell | Paws Barkery Ltd. | Penny Halley | Riopelle-Veer Real Estate Group | Robin Rafferty | Roger Clarke | Sabrina D’Orazio Egan | Sahibdeep Singh | Sarah Hutchesson | Shannon Stoneburgh | Sheila Norman | Solomon McGruer | Sonya Reichel | Spence Davies | Sue LaJambe | Susan Mogelin | Tammy Muise | Tatham Engineering Ltd. | Tena Kellett | Teri Band | Terri Calder | The Rioux Baker Team | Valerie Green | Vanessa Hensel | Wendy Williams